For the 2021-22 school year, Mr. Ball is beginning his seventh year of teaching elementary students at Morehead Elementary. He has taught grades 2-4, with the majority of his experience being in 4th grade. An alumnus of Guilford College, his instructional philosophy emphasizes student-designed traditions, representation of all students through carefully chosen course material, positive reinforcement, community involvement, and scientific exploration with a focus on aerospace.
Aerospace education is uniquely incorporated into his classroom through the Civil Air Patrol's educator program. He is the Aerospace Education Officer for Burlington's Composite Squadron, where he teaches teenagers basic physics and history of aeronautical science. Students in his class are exposed to STEM projects ranging from propeller-powered paper airplanes, sUAV piloting, and much more.